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We are a 2 star hotel with rooms situated throughout 4 floors. The hotel has no lift due to the grade 2 listed building status meaning we can't make alterations to install one. We will of course, help with luggage though.

Our food is traditional and cooked using fresh produce of fish, meats, vegetables & dairy sourced from Scilly & Cornwall where possible. Our style is not nouvelle cuisine or a fancy Michelin Star type restaurant.

Our experienced staff offer excellent & attentive service, far beyond the normal expectations for a 2 star rated hotel

Our swimming pool is 8 metres x 4 metres and so neither small, or Olympic size! An unusual extra facility compared to even many other hotels. Its size is governed by available space, and is covered in and heated.

Our rooms are comfortable & furnished to the same standard. All are en suite with either bath, shower or both, and some are compact, hence the special offer lower tariff for these.

The hotel is situated in the centre of Hugh Town, at the quieter side and is ideally positioned for easy access to the harbour for inter island boats to the inhabited islands of Tresco, Bryher, St Agnes & St Martins.

I try to post regular photographs of the islands, and you can see more of the hotel in the photo galleries on the right hand side of the page.

If you would like to contact us please feel free to email or telephone: Tel. 01720 422575

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

A Visit From Sweden

We had a couple pop into the hotel this week from Sweden who are staying on St Mary's. They wanted to visit the Bell Rock Hotel after reading about us in a newspaper back home in Sweden, but we were unable to accommodate them as we were already booked up.
I was puzzled at the fact that they said they knew of me from a newspaper in Sweden and knew that I had spent some time over there in the small town of Vara. I had originally gone to Sweden on a college student exchange probably 14 years ago! I also thought it bizarre that they linked me to the Bell Rock Hotel as back then I was not associated with the hotel. I had been pictured as a group for the local newspaper as part of the college exchange, but this didn't add up.
...Then something twigged!! In my first year as manager at the Bell Rock Hotel 2007, we had a couple of Travel Writers stay for a few nights and they interviewed me to go along with their article on the islands. I had forgotten all about this.
...So if you can read Swedish please follow the link (and if you can't, good old Google can "sort of" translate the page for you!)
(Having snags with the direct link... hopefully will follow shortly, but in the mean time, copy and paste this if you wish! Sorry)